If you’re thinking that the website looks a little different today, that’s because it is. I’ve had to apply one of the default WordPress themes, as the latest updates to the Jetpack plugin were stopping the pages displaying correctly, (and as I use the Jetpack shortcodes in my tweets, I can’t really disable Jetpack). So I’m in the market for a new theme and, until I get that sorted out, things will have to stay this way for now.
So, the photo to the right is the USB hub I plug in to my laptop when I want to run Cubase. This isn’t due to it lacking USB ports; it has 4, (2 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0).
The issue is that I have an external audio interface, (Line 6), plus I either use an Edirol MIDI interface or an M-Audio Keystation for recording keyboards, both of which require a USB port. So that leaves me 2 USB ports. Then, not being that comfortable with the trackpad on the laptop, I like to use a mouse. Which leaves me one USB port to plug in my e-Licenser for Cubase.
You may be beginning to see the issue.
This blog and its associated video channel go by the name of “Finish Your Song”. But what does that mean, and does it mean that same to you as it does to me? When I came up with the name, I thought it was fairly obvious, but now I’m not so sure.
Graham Cochrane over at the Recording Revolution is running a 3 month series on recording an EP. He devoted January to writing the songs, February is recording month and he’ll be mixing them in March. (Check out his blog – it’s a great source of information and thought-provoking discussion.) [Read more…]